This book summarizes, discusses, and speculates on the essential lipid nutrients required by insects. It examines various ways in which insects convert diverse food-plant sterols into the major insect tissue sterols and how the insect sterols are metabolized into the ecdysone moulting hormones.
Table of Contents
1. Comparative Sterol Metabolism in Insects 2. Sterol Metabolism of the Silkworm Bombyx mori 3. Lipid Interdependencies Between Xyleborus Ambrosia Beetles and Their Ectosymbiotic 4. Sterol Biosynthesis by Symbiotes of Aphids and Leafhoppers 5. Absorption and Utilization of Essential Fatty Acids in Lepidopterous Larvae: Metabolic Implications 6. Metabolic Determination and Regulation of Fatty Acid Composition in Parasitic Hymenoptera and Other Animals 7. Essential Fatty Acids: Insects and Vertebrates Compared 8. Lipid Factors in Insect Growth and Reproduction 9. Insect Phospholipids 10. Lipid Transport in Insects 11. Biosynthesis of Insect Cuticular Hydrocarbons: Application of Carbon-13 NMR Spectroscopy 12. Lipid Nutrition and Metabolism of Cultured Insect Cells